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My band size is six inches smaller than when I started out. My cup size has changed somewhat but not greatly . I have found bra shopping very challenging. I have spent hours and hours trying on so many bras . I am so frustrated. I know whatever bra I buy will not fit for long so I do not want to spend a lot of money. The only place I found something that fits is Lane Bryant and it was almost $50 for one bra. My current size is 38 F or G.

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I buy bras from Just My Size (I think you can find them at Walmart and Target, but I buy them online at jms.com). They are cheap -- under $20 -- and I find they fit well and are supportive. Their "Minimizer" series works well for me.

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I plan on getting measured at a local lingerie store and buying one of their pricier bras, then I'll buy a few more in the right size at TJ Maxx. I am not going to spend a million dollars yet. I know I have dropped at least a band size and possibly a cup size too.

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I got fitted at Catherines just last weekend!

Boy, was I shocked!!! (in a good way)

They didn't even have that small of a size in stock, so it's being shipped!

I agree, bra shopping is the WORST ... and so expensive... they usually (as does LB) have a buy one, get one 1/2 price special going to make it more manageable. My husband bought me some of those genie bras, but I find I have to wear two to support...but the size is flexible. Now that I'm more of a "regular" size, I may try hitting TJ Maxx etc, you can usually find some great buys there!

...and the Quest continues ... ;)

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I haven't had an issue with my bras, yet. I would say go for Sports bras. They're cheap, and comfy. If you're worried about support, I double mine up and it helps a lot!!!

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I went to Catherine's last weekend too & the sales clerk measured me (they are trained in measuring for Bra fittings) & I went from a 46DDD to a 42D by only losing 65 lbs. So I guess I know where most of my weight is coming off from! That's fine with me though, they were waaaaaaaay too big!

Watch for sales or at least go shopping armed with the right size & maybe you can pick up a lesser expensive bra here & there. Not sure if Kohl's sells larger sized ones but I'm going to try. If not, I'll go back to Catherine's as they're having a Bra event going on right now.

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I've been ordering mine online from www.barenecessities.com. I try on bras in the store (Kholes, Macy, etc.) but I've found them on sale on the webiste. I've probably spent quite a bit over the past year...I'm a bra snob and want something that feels like it isn't event here. I was sized a few years ago so I learned what to watch for...which has helped. I'm now in a 2 clip back which I haven't seen since my teens!!!!

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I'm 6 months out and have gone from a 44c to a 34dd. I feel like I have to buy new bras every couple of weeks. My new go to bras are the t-shirt bras from Victorias secret. 2/$50 is a little easier for me to tolerate than $50 a piece.

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I shop clearance rack at department stores for now I am fluctuating like crazy

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I love my Lane Bryant bras they are awesome but I agree they are very expensive. They do have a clearance or bogo sale a few times a year. Other than that maybe check eBay.

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I just started wearing the Genie Bras , I get them at Walmart. They are very comfortable and inexpensive. I got it to fit snug so it will last longer!!

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I've been ordering mine online from www.barenecessities.com. I try on bras in the store (Kholes, Macy, etc.) but I've found them on sale on the webiste. I've probably spent quite a bit over the past year...I'm a bra snob and want something that feels like it isn't event here. I was sized a few years ago so I learned what to watch for...which has helped. I'm now in a 2 clip back which I haven't seen since my teens!!!!

YES! I forgot that I have ordered from this site & they are much cheaper than paying store prices! They often have specials too! Thank you for posting, I will go back to checking this site out! It's been so long, I forgot!

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